Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If you were injured or became ill and someone else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
How Quittance can help
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Am I entitled to make a personal injury claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes. There are various other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the type of accident or whether there was a criminal incident.
It costs nothing to find out if you have a valid claim. Speak to an expert now on 0800 376 1001. If you prefer, you can check your claim online with our Injury Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Newton Mearns road accident claims
Newton Mearns cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have the right to claim injury compensation if they have been hurt because of someone else's carelessness.
Whether you have suffered an injury riding a cycle on Newton Mearns's roads, or were a passenger in a car accident, we can assist. This guide explains how to claim road accident compensation.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Newton Mearns
If you were injured at work in the last three years and it wasn?t your fault, you should be able to claim compensation.
No matter what your job is - whether you are a plasterer injured on a building site or a journalist injured in the office, our guide to work accident claims explains what you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Public place accidents
HSE data underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work. Slips, trips and falls are often the cause of accidents recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a crush injury from something overturning or an animal related accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as cheekbone fractures experienced on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on Mearns Rd and on Harvie Avenue.
Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from workplace cancer to asthma caused by enzymes.
Read more about Industrial disease compensation claim
More injury claim types
We recognise the critical change injury compensation will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on a claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.
Our network of expert solicitors have for many years aided claimants impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses considered to be serious range from chemical poisoning to degloving injuries.
Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims
Newton Mearns No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Newton Mearns injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Advice and help
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
How much experience do you have of winning claims in Newton Mearns?
Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people in Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants across Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from motorbike accidents to building site accidents.
Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Will I need to instruct a local solicitor?
Going for a local firm is not important as injury cases are usually handled remotely.
It is however necessary to instruct a firm with medical facilities near you as you will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.
Read more - What is the process for attending a medical?
Check Newton Mearns solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by lawyers vary enormously.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be instructive when deciding which lawyer best serves your needs.
Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews
The variation in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.
For instance the amount retained by a claimant awarded £48,428 for a very severe ankle injury could vary from £29,057 to £41,164.
Read more at Compare solicitors
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.